Schumacher Wins Eneco Tour Prologue

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08/17/2006| 0 comments
by Gerald Churchill

Schumacher Wins Eneco Tour Prologue

Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) has drawn first blood in the Eneco Tour.

Stefan Schumacher (Gerolsteiner) has drawn first blood in the Eneco Tour. Schumacher won a 5.8-km prologue on a flat course in Den Helder in 7:00. George Hincapie (Discovery Channel) finished second, a fraction of a second behind Schumacher, and Joost Posthuma (Rabobank) took third at 0:01.

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Posthuma set the early standard. The Dutchman powered over the course in 7:01 and remained in the lead for more than two and a half hours. Several riders came within a few seconds of Posthuma?s time, but only Schumacher and Hincapie, two late starters, could better it.

 

Stage 1 will be a flat, 177-km run from Wieringerwerf and Hoogeveen. It should end in a bunch sprint. Who will win? Check in at http://www.roadcycling.com/ and find out!

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